The Altrincham Grammar School for Girls annual art exhibition and alumni evening was held on Tuesday 20th June. It was a superb opportunity to celebrate the work of their talented A level students and an opportunity for students who graduated from as long ago as 1956 to mingle with the proud parents, the students and other invited guests.
It was a beautiful summer evening and the work matched the lovely weather with a varied and rich selection of styles full of quality and creativity on display. Phil Doyle director of Manchester based architects 5Plus was on hand to award the inaugural 5plus AGGS “Creativity in the Arts” prize to a deserving selection of students. 5Plus are keen to promote the importance of the arts and are already involved in similar schemes with the Manchester Art School. Voted the best architectural practice in the North West for the last two years, they are keen to recognise up and coming talent. There was certainly no shortage to choose from in this exciting and diverse exhibition.
Lots going on in and around Manchester, get yourself to some of these events…
IDRIS KHAN at the Whitworth, Manchester
14th October – 19th March 2017
Layers and manipulated images and text, in a conversation around memory, experience and society.
Design Manchester – DM16 12-23rd October
Annual festival of design. Exhibitions, workshops, conferences and debates.
Find out more at www.designmcr.com
Fashion on the Ration: 1940’s street style
Open until 1st May at IWM North.
Latest major exhibitions fashion on the ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940’s Britain.
Ann Sutton 17th December 2016- 25th February 2017
Emilie Taylor: ‘Edgelands’ June- September 2017
The A Level Art exhibition was again, a great success and started on Monday with a busy preview evening.
The Year 12 and 13 students worked very hard over the year and have produced an excellent and diverse display of their talents. The work covers a range of themes including portraiture, landscapes, natural forms and architecture and the girls used a wide variety of materials and techniques such as drawing, painting (in watercolour, acrylics and oils), textiles and 3d, all to a very high standard, they should all be very proud.
Tuesday, 21st June 2016 6.30-8.30pm.
AGGS would like to welcome former pupils and members of staff to an Alumnae Evening.
Join us for an exhibition of our A Level Artwork and drinks reception to catch up with former pupils and staff. Find out how AGGS has changed since you were here and take a tour of the school with our current students.
To confirm your attendance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Living Edge Schools Art Exhibition took place at The Lowry on Saturday 5th March, and we are delighted to announce that Phoebe S won the 18 and under category for her fabulous series of paintings.
The standard was incredibly high this year so it was so exciting for her to win.
All of the artwork in the exhibition is featured in this months Living Edge magazine and all of the winners will also be in the next issue.
Well done Phoebe!
Again we have seen our talented A level artists showcase their wonderful artwork at the annual Summer Exhibition. All of the girls worked hard throughout the the year, creating skilled and diverse work. These ranged from delicate hand cut paper dress designs, stunning painted portraits and textile explorations to some of the most exquisite drawings and sculptural pieces. We had a lovely preview evening where the girls brought their families and friends to celebrate their achievements. The exhibition also delighted the Year 5s and their parents when visiting the school for the Open evening, many of whom were full of compliments and were very impressed with the high standard.